Application of Web Services in the Context of E-Procurement: An SME Foci

Application of Web Services in the Context of E-Procurement: An SME Foci

Stanley Oliver (University of Bolton, UK) and Kiran Maringanti (University of Bolton, UK)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 41
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-153-7.ch010
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Abstract

This chapter highlights the importance of e-procurement and the barriers affecting its widespread adoption in the context of small and medium enterprises. The chapter takes a technical perspective and critically analyzes the importance of information systems in the procurement domain and the integration challenges faced by SMEs in today’s digitally networked economy. Next, the role of XML-based Web services in solving the integration challenges faced by SMEs is discussed. Subsequently, a procurement transformation framework enabled by Web services which provides a clear methodology of the way in which information systems should be introduced in the procurement domain is discussed. The chapter concludes by a discussion of the measures that must be undertaken by various stakeholders like the government and universities in increasing the awareness levels of SMEs to the latest e-business mechanisms.

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Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Ashis K. Pani
Over the last couple of years, e-procurement has received tremendous attention from researchers and practitioners alike. However, research on... Sample PDF
Perspectives from IOIS, EDI, and Channel Management: Research Issues in E-Procurement
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Chapter 2
Kishor Vaidya
The focus of the majority of research on e-procurement has been on the possible impact of e-procurement adoption on the buyer’s interaction with the... Sample PDF
Organizational Assimilation of E-Procurement: An Institutional Perspective and the Research Model
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Chapter 3
Mateja Podlogar
This chapter introduces e-procurement as a strategic tool for organizations’ competitive position in the new information economy. It argues that... Sample PDF
E-Procurement Success Factors: Challenges and Opportunities for a Small Developing Country
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Chapter 4
Ramanathan Somasundaram
In this chapter, the concept of e-government procurement (e-GP), as it is being implemented in India, is explained. Furthermore, a set of six... Sample PDF
Challenges in Implementation of E-Procurement in the Indian Government
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Chapter 5
Gonca Telli Yamamoto, Faruk Karaman
E-procurement practice is not well-established in emerging countries. There are barriers in terms of transportation, financial, telecommunication... Sample PDF
Barriers to E-Procurement Adoption: The Turkish Case
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Chapter 6
Susanna Xin Xu, Joe Nandhakumar
This chapter investigates the dynamics of the formation and transformation of electronic supply relationships (e-supply relationships) in the... Sample PDF
Managing E-Relationships in a Supply Network
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Chapter 7
Michela Serrecchia, Irma Serrecchia, Maurizio Martinelli
This chapter analyzes the digital divide in Italy and the factors contributing to this situation at both the regional and provincial levels. To do... Sample PDF
ICT Adoption in Firms by Using Endogenous Metrics
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Chapter 8
Amit Agrahari
This case study looks into the evolution of various e-procurement systems at an Indian steel manufacturer, Tata Steel. This chapter argues that... Sample PDF
Analyzing E-Procurement Adoption Efforts: Case Study of an Indian Steel Manufacturer
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Chapter 9
Manas Ranjan Patra
Globalization has evoked rethinking in organizing the business processes of many enterprises in order to keep pace with the competition and dynamic... Sample PDF
A Service-Oriented Agent-Based Model for Electronic Procurement
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Chapter 10
Stanley Oliver, Kiran Maringanti
This chapter highlights the importance of e-procurement and the barriers affecting its widespread adoption in the context of small and medium... Sample PDF
Application of Web Services in the Context of E-Procurement: An SME Foci
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Chapter 11
Aayush Shrivastava, Gautam Gupta, Pratap K.J. Mohapatra
The objective of this chapter is to study the features of reverse auction sites. Twenty-five features of 38 reverse auction sites have been studied.... Sample PDF
Complementary Features of Reverse Auction Web Sites: A Survey
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